In the climate of south Texas, living near a beach, you might wonder if humidity is a cause for concern. But living on the Gulf Coast of Texas doesn’t automatically mean you will struggle with moisture issues in your house. Read on to learn more about how and why to balance the humidity in your Corpus Christi home.

The climate of Corpus Christi is mainly categorized as humid and subtropical. The summers are long, hot, and humid, while the winters are short with milder weather. The proximity to the coast contributes to the weather, especially the humidity in the summers. The climate impacts humidity levels inside your home, too–these levels change as the temperatures change outside. The main way to maintain a comfortable temperature indoors is to use a quality heating and cooling system. 

Corpus Christi homeowners like you desire balanced humidity levels based on personal comfort. Finding your optimal humidity level is your first step towards humidity control in your home. Once you know what you like, you can make heating and cooling choices to support that.

Humidity control in your home is important for general comfort and health; maintaining a relative humidity between 30-50% indoors is the ideal indoor humidity level. If your indoor humidity levels fall outside of that range, your home is at greater risk for developing several issues that can negatively impact you and your family.

High humidity in your home can adversely affect you, keeping you from being able to regulate your internal temperature which causes discomfort. It can also cause you to feel ill if it causes breathing difficulty. High humidity levels can cause a decrease in indoor air quality, too. A good quality air filtration system and a dehumidifier can help with all these things, so it is good to know both can be included in your heating and cooling system.

Low humidity can cause the indoor air of your home to become uncomfortably dry, which can cause physical irritation of your skin, eyes, nose, and throat. Low humidity levels also can lead to poor air quality and the diffusion of sickening odors in the air. It is key to have a heating and cooling system installed that maintains an appropriate moisture level by retaining it or circulating it back into the air when necessary.

When your heating and cooling system is performing appropriately, the indoor air is usually dry and humidity is at a minimum. The air conditioner and furnace both play a role in keeping you and your family comfortable in your Corpus Christi home. Make sure to work with your professional real estate agent to have the heating and cooling system inspected ahead of purchasing a home, so you know the system works well to help balance humidity for your comfort and health.

WEICHERT, REALTORS® – The Place of Houses is a professional real estate team located in the Corpus Christi, Texas area. WEICHERT, REALTORS® – The Place of Houses is ready to assist you with your real estate needs in the Gulf Coast region of Texas. Please contact any of the licensed real estate agents on the team for the personal attention and quality service you deserve.

Written by: Erika Mehlhaff